Top 10 Worst Disney Attraction Refurbishments

The Top Ten
1 Journey Into Imagination converted to Journey Into YOUR Imagination

The original Journey Into Imagination was absolutely amazing. Journey Into YOUR Imagination was horrible. The public hated it so much that Disney closed the ride just two years after its opening.

2 Maelstrom converted to Frozen Ever After

What a great idea, Disney. Get one of your best rides and turn it into something based on one of the most overrated movies in history.

3 Horizons converted to Mission: SPACE
4 Twilight Zone Tower of Terror converted to Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: Breakout!

I agree that they shouldn't have closed Tower of Terror, but Mission Breakout is still pretty fun.

5 Peoplemover converted to Rocket Rods

What happens when you have a high-speed ride on an older structure? It damages it and frequently breaks down. Rocket Rods was extremely unreliable and broke down at least once a day.

They could've just demolished the entire track and rebuilt the tracks from scratch, adding new track effects to make it fast.

6 Space Mountain (1975 Version) converted to Space Mountain (2009 Version)

This year, they removed the moving walkway and all the screens that showed your face. You know, some people have trouble walking due to things like diabetes or MS, but now they will have to suffer even more.

Too dark. You can't see anything.

7 Journey Into YOUR Imagination converted to Journey Into Imagination With Figment

Journey Into Imagination With Figment is better than its predecessor, but nowhere near the 80s version.

8 The Great Movie Ride converted to Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway

Once again, closing a great ride and turning it into something based on two of the most annoying characters in animation history.

9 Ellen's Energy Adventure converted to Guardians of the Galaxy Ride

Doing it to get more money. Cough, cough.

10 Test Track 1.0 converted to Test Track 2.0

I myself don't hate this refurbishment anymore, but there are a lot of people who do.

The Contenders
11 Paradise Pier converted to Pixar Pier

They should've kept it Paradise Pier instead of changing it to Pixar Pier.

12 California Screamin’ converted to Incredicoaster

Why did they close this ride? Wasn't this everyone's favorite ride before the Pixar Pier retheme?

13 Splash Mountain converted to The New Adventures of Princess Tiana
14 The Extraterrorestrial Alien Encounter converted to Stitch's Great Escape

UGH. This was the WORST! They turned a great attraction into garbage.

Worst Disney move, they turned one of the best attractions into the worst.

15 Space Mountain: De la Terre a la Lune converted to Space Mountain: Mission 2

And they made it even worse when it became Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain. Greedy Disney with all the Star Wars stuff.

16 Rock N’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith converted to Iron Man Ride

This is for Disneyland Paris, though I heard rumors that Disney's going to turn Disney World's version into a Monsters, Inc. door factory.

17 Tiki Room converted to Tiki Room Under New Management
18 Space Mountain converted to Hyperspace Mountain

That's enough Star Wars, Disney!

19 Disney's California Adventure converted to Disney California Adventure Park
20 Imageworks (1982) converted to Imageworks: The What-If Labs (1999)
21 Snow White's Scary Adventures converted to Meet and Greet
22 The Barnstormer at Goofy’s Wiseacre Farm converted to The Barnstormer ft. The Great Goofini

I used to ride this a long time ago when it was original and classic, and we crashed through a barn. Now, Disney changed it to fit with the new Storybook Circus after closing down Toontown Fair. Apparently, you don't crash through a barn anymore but a billboard. I don't get why it's still called the Barnstormer. They ruined a wonderful ride.

23 Universe of Energy converted to Ellen's Energy Adventure
24 Adding Jack Sparrow to Pirates of The Caribbean
25 Constance Hatchaway added in The Haunted Mansion
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